Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) feedback approach for measuring lateral proton diffusion in langmuir monolayers: theory and application
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) feedback approach for measuring lateral proton diffusion in langmuir monolayers: theory and application. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 4 (15). pp. 3814-3819. ISSN 1463-9076Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b111399b
An SECM method for measuring lateral proton diffusion at Langmuir monolayers deposited at a water/air (W/A) interface is described. The approach utilises the electrogeneration of a base by the reduction of weak acid (producing hydrogen) at an inverted submarine ultramicroelectrode (UME) placed close to the monolayer in the aqueous subphase of a Langmuir trough. The electrogenerated base diffuses to the monolayer and titrates away protons, resulting in conversion of the base back to its initial form. The acidic monolayer is thus depronated locally which creates a concentration gradient for lateral proton diffusion. A numerical model is developed for the SECM mass transport problem and the effect of lateral proton diffusion on the UME current response is established. The method is demonstrated experimentally with measurements of lateral proton diffusion along a stearic acid monolayer at a wide range of surface pressures. The lateral proton diffusion coefficient is found to be fairly uniform (similar to8 x 10(-6) cm(2) s(-1)) when the surface pressure of the monolayer (pi) is in the range of 1-20 mN m(-1), but decreases to immeasurably low values when pi is greater than 25 mN m(-1).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 3814-3819|
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